How Pilates Helps You to Live A Healthful Life

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Your new action plan for a healthful existence should include Pilates in Johannesburg. If you have made a commitment to yourself to be more active, what better way than including exercise – specifically Pilates?

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity, according to John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Exercise, no matter in what form, does more for your body than just to get you fit or to assist in helping you lose weight. The health benefits of exercise, whether it is running, cycling, walking or choosing to do Pilates classes in Johannesburg or any other town or city are endless.

Want to improve your mood, have more energy and perhaps even increase your longevity? Then look no further than good old-fashioned exercise.

Research has shown that regular physical activity can prevent chronic health issues, and promotes weight loss as well as boost your brain power, regardless of how old you are, what sex you are or what type of physical activity you choose to do.

Here are a couple of reasons why you should exercise:

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  • Exercise Helps You To Keep Smiling – it is a known fact that both mild and moderate exercise releases the natural feel-good endorphins.

Doctors are prescribing exercise for depression – far more so than in the past.

Just three 20-minute workouts a week can be sufficient to give your mood a lift. Any form of exercise – especially Pilates and swimming – suppress the hormones that cause stress.


  • Exercise reduces cancer risk – regular physical activity could reduce the chances of getting breast cancer by at least 22 % – this is according to recent US research. Exercise contributes to a drop in oestrogen, high levels of which are linked to cancer growth.

According to the World Cancer Research Fund – almost half of breast cancers could have been avoided by upping exercise, limited intake of alcohol and maintenance of a healthy weight – although these are debatable.

It is a good idea to aim to have a BMI – Body Mass Index of between 18 and 25.


  • Exercise boosts your brain power – researchers found an improvement of just five percent in fitness led to an increase of up to 15% in mental function. The reason for this is that exercise helps build new cells in the area of the brain that is responsible for memory.
  • Exercise protects the joints – just 15 minutes of light exercise three times a week can reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis and other diseases in later life – in particular osteoporosis which can be reduced by 40%.

If you would like to strengthen your cardiovascular system, banish period pains and in general lead a healthful existence, our Pilates Studio in Johannesburg is the perfect point of entry towards leading a full and healthful life.

My Pilates Opens on the 11 January 2016

We open today after a lovely long rest. I am looking forward to 2016 and am so excited that this day has arrived.

Over the holidays I had time to reflect on My Pilates and I know the work we do as a team is phenomenal.  I’ve seen it now for 11 years at our Pretoria Studio and for 2 years now in Johannesburg. Each client that comes to our studios, feels the difference and I know that we are here on this beautiful planet to make a difference in each individual’s life.

The benefits of Pilates are felt just after ten sessions and when you become connected to your body you can feel when it is in a good space. Let’s take a look at these:

The 10 Benefits of Pilates

A refreshing mind body workout which emphasizes proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment as well as a focused concentration on smooth flowing movement. You will become a master of your own body.
*Pilates is a whole body fitness regime
*It is adaptable to all fitness levels and needs
*Focus on strengthening and lengthening muscles without creating bulk
*Increases flexibility
*Develops core strength
*Increased awareness of correct posture and alignment
*Restoring your body’s natural movement
*Rehabilitate injuries & prevent further injury
*Improve agility with age
*Excellent compliment to cross training disciplines
Pilates also provides many more specific benefits for differing populations including improvement to pelvic floor function, bone density improvement and lung capacity/breathing technique improvement among many others.
From strength to strength in so many ways, we looking forward to another fantastic year.
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